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Tele-audiometry – a ShoeBOX solution

Access to hearing assessment is a global challenge. In relation to the global burden of hearing loss World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) recent estimate (2013) is that 360 million people in the world have disabling hearing impairment. Two-thirds of these people...

Basic Audiometry Learning Manual - Second Edition

The challenge of teaching students pure tone audiometry is that whilst core principles can be delivered in the classroom, a deeper understanding of audiological testing only arises from practice. Yet, if left unguided in this practice, trainee audiologists can fail...

Speech audiometry tests in elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment

This paper caught my eye because, with our ageing population, mild cognitive impairment and dementia are a major, growing problem. We know that ageing causes a multitude of medical and social issues. So it seems wise to investigate the effects...

Audiometry Training with Virtual Patients

Otis – the virtual patient is a simulation software that increases significantly quality and efficiency in audiologist training. Otis simulates different hearing defects so that audiometry can be practised without burdening patients. The software intelligently detects possible measurement errors. It...

Development of the iAudiometer™

Why the iAudiometer™? We have developed six versions of a new software called iAudiometer™ that performs an array of different audiometric tests using an iPad with standard transducers (TDH-39 headphones, B-71 BC, aural domes, or inserts) (Figure 1; Table 1)....

Tablet-audiometer school hearing screening in the context of a developing country

This paper presents a novel use of innovation to tackle the challenges of providing school-age hearing screening in low and middle income countries (in this case Nicaragua, second poorest in the western hemisphere), from the creators of a tablet-based audiometer...

KUDUwave™ Boothless Audiometer

The KUDUwaveTM was designed to replace the need for a sound booth and enable truly portable audiometry in almost any environment. ENT & Audiology News’ own Gareth Smith, Priya Carling and Alex Griffiths Brown met in London to put the...

Looking at musculoskeletal disorders in audiology

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading cause of sickness absence from work, work disability and loss of productivity across all European Union member states. Isla Beausire is a working audiologist with a personal and professional interest in this subject...

Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists

Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists aims to provide a grounding in audiology for otolaryngology residents and other professionals allied to audiology, who would otherwise have limited exposure to clinical audiology. It is written by senior audiologists at Washington University School of...

Will it ever happen?

Audiology is a rapidly evolving field, with many exciting developments on the horizon. David Baguley identified some topics of interest, and asked some international experts ‘will it ever happen?’ Gene therapy for deafness After years of development, gene therapy for...

LABAT Asia announces COVID-ready audiometer

During the difficult times of COVID-19, Labat Asia’s R&D department worked hard and came up with a product useful for COVID times.